Official Review: Gray Wolf Mate: League Of Gallize Shifters

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Official Review: Gray Wolf Mate: League Of Gallize Shifters

Post by ellieonline03 » 25 Jan 2018, 04:09

[Following is an official review of "Gray Wolf Mate: League Of Gallize Shifters" by NYT bestseller Dianna Love.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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If you're a sucker for paranormal romance, you don't want to miss Dianna Love’s novel. Star-crossed lovers Cole Cavanaugh and Tess Janver will make you believe in second chances and what it means to sacrifice oneself to save another. It is written in third person point-of-view. Gray Wolf Mate is the first book in the League of Gallize Shifters pentalogy. Each book is a stand alone.

A year after shifters came out in public, Cole Cavanaugh discovered he was one. Moreover, he was a Gallize shifter, a secret shifter kind that has top skills and one of the best in the shifter world. His plan to marry his college sweetheart, Tess, crumbled to dust when he left and became a Gallize shifter. Seven years later, they meet again. This time, Tess is in danger from a dangerous wolf pack. Cole is determined to save her although she thinks that she does not need his help. He has a chance to redeem himself again, even if he knows he’ll soon succumb to a mating curse.

Love has a way to keep the readers interested in the story. She masterfully weaves Tess and Cole’s present lives while inserting bits and pieces of their past. There is something unique in their love story that makes you want to see them together in the end. The action parts are well-written. The pacing is fast, but it still allows readers to keep up without getting lost in the way.

Love also created strong female characters. I could not help but admire their independence and strength. Tess was a strong woman like her mother. She does need her father’s power to secure a high position at work because she is capable to do that on her own. Another strong character was Isabella. I love novels that portray strong women instead of the usual damsels in distress.

The addition of the mating curse twist was delightful. There are too many books in the paranormal romance genre. Most of those books revolve around the same story, and I already got tired of it. The premise of a mating curse was new to me. I loved the concept. The idea of having a variety of shifters also appealed to me. I adored it that shifters were not restricted to the Feline family, as with most books in the same genre. Some shifters are eagles, bears, and even elephants! There are lots of things to watch out for in the next series.

I only found a few errors in the book. For example, “role” his eyes should be “roll” his eyes. Other punctuation marks were missing as well. The errors did not deter my reading pace, though. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Gray Wolf Mate: League of Gallize Shifters by Dianna Love. I give it 4 out of 4 stars. As there is sexual content, I would recommend this book to readers ages 18 and above. This book would also be a good match for readers who enjoy fantasy and paranormal romance.

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Post by Sahani Nimandra » 04 Feb 2018, 23:23

I like their strong character and independence. As you mentioned if the story revolve around the same story then it will be frustrating to read. I think I will check it out otherwise ill put it aside. Thanks for the details
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Post by kandscreeley » 05 Feb 2018, 08:24

Due to the sexual content, I don't think this one is for me. However, I love the strong female characters and a mating curse. Sounds SO intriguing. Thanks for the great information! Glad you were able to enjoy this one.
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Post by kemp1kor » 05 Feb 2018, 19:52

Paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres! With strong female characters and a unique storyline, I'll definitely have to put this one on my reading list. Thanks for the information!

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Post by Whitney Marchelle » 06 Feb 2018, 21:27

Great review. I love paranormal books and this seems to be a good one as well! Awesomesause.

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Post by inaramid » 07 Feb 2018, 08:38

I would love to have more details about this "mating curse," although the title alone makes me think that this isn't for me. It seems like something that diehard paranormal fans would enjoy, though. Thanks for this review.

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Post by Musae » 08 Feb 2018, 10:47

I will try this book for sure. I love shifter novels!

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Post by Cotwani » 09 Feb 2018, 13:09

The mating curse sounds intriguing. Sounds like an interesting read. Glad it's not the cliche 'damsel in distress' common in this genre. I love your review. Will look for the book.

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Post by CommMayo » 09 Feb 2018, 15:20

I almost grabbed this book to review but I was so afraid that it was going to be poorly edited smut. Too bad, so sad. I'm really glad that the book turned out to be so much better than expected. I have a secret weakness for shifter books, but I'll never admit that publicly!

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Post by Ebbingwhitelight » 11 Feb 2018, 23:47

Nice review! I'm always looking for a new paranormal romance. Your right about the similarities with mates in most series and I love finding ones that put a new twist on it. I'll definitely be adding this to my list to read soon. Thanks!

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Post by Xena+ » 13 Feb 2018, 11:32

Thank you for the review. I love shifter novels! I also love strong independent women and how shifters are strongly protective with animal instincts. I think I may try to find this book to read.

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Post by cristinaro » 15 Feb 2018, 08:23

From your review it sounds like a series more appropriate for teenagers in terms of content although you warn us about the explicitly sexual scenes. Let's include it under the young adult category! :)

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Post by Zirana Julie » 16 Feb 2018, 01:44

Paranormal powers I love! The mix of romance and action in it definitely adds to my want to read the book. Good work!

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